Enjoying my time as a PhD student in the field of thermoplastic composites. I am involved in the research project PERFECT - press forming without defects. Our project aims to improve the predictive quality of hot press forming simulations. In turn, improved forming predictions allow first-time-right defect-free manufacturing through virtual design iterations and, with that, will further broaden the use of lightweight TPC parts.

Expertise

  • Material Science

    • Friction
    • Thermoplastics
    • Tape
    • Composite Material
    • Fiber
    • Characterization
    • Temperature
  • Engineering

    • Forming

Publications

2024
2023
2022
Prediction of the peak and steady-state ply-ply friction response for UD C/PAEK tapesComposites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 163, Article 107185. Pierik, E. R., Grouve, W. J. B., Wijskamp, S. & Akkerman, R.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2022.107185From no-slip to full slip in the matrix-fiber interface: a state-rate approach. Pierik, R., Grouve, W. J. B., Wijskamp, S. & Akkerman, R.On the Effect of Release Agent and Heating Time on Tool-Ply Friction of Thermoplastic Composite in MeltIn Achievements and Trends in Material Forming- Peer-reviewed extended papers selected from the 25th International Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2022 (pp. 1276-1283). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. Pierik, R., Liddiard, J., Grouve, W., Wijskamp, S. & Akkerman, R.https://doi.org/10.4028/p-e6m2a7Formability Experiments for Unidirectional Thermoplastic CompositesIn Achievements and Trends in Material Forming- Peer-reviewed extended papers selected from the 25th International Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2022 (pp. 1358-1371). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. Brands, D., Di Genova, L. G., Pierik, E. R., Grouve, W. J. B., Wijskamp, S. & Akkerman, R.https://doi.org/10.4028/p-x3g086
2021
On the origin of start-up effects in ply-ply friction for UD fiber-reinforced thermoplastics in meltIn ESAFORM 2021 - 24th International Conference on Material Forming, Article 3695. PoPuPS (University of LiFge Library). Pierik, R., Grouve, W., Wijskamp, S. & Akkerman, R.https://doi.org/10.25518/esaform21.3695

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